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Old 10-11-2009, 07:06 PM
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Pageant Glitzing My Photo

First of all let me say this is not a pageant bashing post. IDK if you agree or disagree and frankly IDC. I am trying to glitz my daughters photo for her next pageant. Up until now we were able to get away with not competing in photogenic b/c it was always optional but for her next pageant it is required.
I have adobe photoshop 7.0 and IDK where to start I have read many of the other pageant post here and watched some tutorials but I am still working on learning the program. If anyone can offer me some guidance on how to use the program that would be great.

Thanks in advance,
Catandra
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:56 PM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

Cute girl, nice smile, nice colors but the photo does not appear to be in focus.
It is crucial to start with a sharp image.

Others will give tips on using photo shop, as I use paint shop pro.
I wish you the best.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:32 AM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

Thanks this is not the photo I wanted to retouch it was the only small enough to upload and tips on how to make the photo I will use small enough to upload here
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:19 AM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

I also have PS7. Use the Save for Web, that is under File, (pull down), keep the size under
100 k Your size about 600 x 800 or a little less.
Always work on a background copy, pull the background down to the new layer
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:40 AM
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Thank you for your help on resizing that really helped. I am so glad I found this forum
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

So I hope these picture will work better for getting me some help glitzing them.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

Catandra , Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.

Still a bit small...

keep your picture at the original size then... use the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
Size, Quality and/or Format your Attached Images.. (Click here)

If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere and attach a link in the thread.

Other Hosts if you do not have your own site:
ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) photobucket.com (1 Meg max free, 5 Meg PRO) mediafire.com (100 Meg per file, free) post a link in the thread to the site that is hosting the larger image.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:39 AM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

Sorry this took soooo long for you to get some help..

you have some nice pictures to work with so getting good results should not be that difficult.. just keep practicing till you are satisfied..

this is a really quick 5 minuet fix but it should give you some direction..

Put eyes on their own layer by loosely selecting them then hitting Ctrl+J
sharpened them.. then dodged the lights, then the mediums, then burned the shadows
Held the Alt key while selecting the mask Icon to get a hide all mask then painted white the Iris only
New blank layer
painted the lips black changed the mode to Softlight and brought the opacity down
new layer
Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E to merge all into the new layer
dodged the highlights on lips
patched skin
smoothed skin
sharpened entire image then masked the areas not wanted sharpened

Having everything sharp and in focus with good smooth even skin with excellent color is a good start

Did not add eye lashes or a few other facial enhancements but this should get you started

(Click the thumbnail then wait a couple seconds to see it change)
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: Pageant Glitzing My Photo

I had fun, hope you like it.
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